81 MacLeod Construction | Denver, N.C.
Began in the Carolinas as a landscaping company and turned into a growing construction business. Macleod has 44 CAT machines and 24 hauling trucks in its fleet. It was incorporated in 1993 and has five plants in North and South Carolina. Along with ready-mix and poured concrete walls, the company manufactures septic systems and TDC software, a computer program that tracks information for construction companies. Three brothers—George, Lawrence, and Norman Macleod—started the company. www.macinc1.com82 Maricopa Ready Mix | Scottsdale, Ariz.
Manufactures more than 500,000 yards a year. The producer is a major player in the crowded Phoenix market, operating four ready-mix plants in the area. The company was originally founded with a shared ownership. Most of Maricopa was owned by concrete contractors, none of whom owned a stake larger than 20%. Today, the original owners are Maricopa board members, and the company has grown. Originally, the business plan was for Maricopa to make half of its sales to its own group of owners. Today, less than 25% of Maricopa's sales are internal.83 National Precast Inc. | Roseville, Mich.
Has served the Midwest on more than 800 projects since it began in one of Detroit's eastern suburbs in 1968. The producer provided precast to the Detroit Lions' Ford Field as well as the Pistons' Palace of Auburn Hills and the Tigers' Comerica Park. The company's architectural precast elements are used for exterior façades for office buildings, stadiums, schools, parking structures, and hospitals. National's structural precast has been used for columns, beams, load-bearing panels, and stadium seating. National Precast bought Detroit-area's Shelby Precast to make its parking structure products division more efficient. www.nationalprecast.com84 Quadrozzi Concrete Corp. | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Quadrozzi strives to be the Industry Leader in Green, as New York's only concrete producer running on bio-diesel. The producer also uses more than 50% replacement of cement in its high-strength, 16,000 psi concrete. This major high-strength concrete manufacturer has produced concrete for many groundbreaking projects, including the Trump World Tower and the AOL Time Warner Building. Quadrozzi also provided concrete for the new World Trade Center Building 7, Transportation Hub, and Freedom Tower in Manhattan.www.quadrozziconcrete.com85 Dakota Block Co. | Rapid City, S.D.
Pete Lien and Sons owns this cement block producer, which has ready-mix plants in North and South Dakota and Colorado. Pete Lien has more than 450 employees and 30 locations in the Western U.S. The company was founded in 1944 by Pete, Chuck, and Bruce Lien. Pete is still the president and Chuck is the chairman. Along with Dakota, Pete Lien and Sons own Birdsall Sand & Gravel, Colorado Lien Co., Trans Colorado Concrete, and Wyoming Lime Producers. Along with concrete, Pete Lien and Sons mines limestone and produces aggregates. www.petelien.com86 Kerkstra Precast | Grandville, Mich.
Kerkstra began as Kerkstra Septic Tank Co. in 1962 with three employees. In 1975, it acquired precast forms and began producing manholes, septic tanks, Quadrozzi Concrete and catch banks for sewer contractors. Along with its Grandville headquarters, Kerkstra operates a plant in Jenison, Mich., it has owned since 1978. Today, Kerkstra produces solid and insulated sandwich wall panels, hollow-core and solid floor plank, balconies, beams, columns, truss systems, highway sound walls and median barriers, along with concrete products for the sewer industry. www.kerkstra.com87 Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Co. | Elmhurst, III
Company bought a mobile plant three years ago to help get contracts for Illinois' multi-year toll road reconstruction. Along with ready-mix production, Elmhurst-Chicago mines sand and gravel and manufactures concrete pipe. The company serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Elmhurst-Chicago recently completed its contract to produce concrete for the westbound lanes of the Illinois Tollway. The company hopes to get a contract for the eastbound lanes this year. www.ecstone.com88 Finfrock Industries Inc. | Apopka, Fla.
Manufactures 100% prestressed concrete and is the largest designer, manufacturer, and builder of parking structures in the U.S. The producer maximizes its efficiency and minimizes customer risk by integrating design, manufacturing, and construction. While the company believes that 2009 will be a less profitable year for the concrete industry, and for Finfrock itself, it believes that its “ability to lower owners' risk through its design-build project delivery system” is a major strength that will keep the company strong throughout difficult times. www.finfrockdmc.com89 McCoigh Group | Trenton, Mich.
Operates five plants in the Detroit area, including Michigan Foundation and Koenig Fuel and Supply. Michigan Foundation was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Trenton; Koenig Fuel, centered in Detroit, has been around since 1870. Koenig produces petroleum products, fuel, and related equipment. Michigan Foundation has a 32-truck fleet and had a difficult year in 2008, Detroit Regional Manager Dave Strefling told the Detroit News that his company had all 32 trucks in use at the same time only once in 2008.90 Molin Concrete Products | Lino Lakes, Minn.
Founder John G. Molin was a Swedish immigrant who came to America in 1883 at 21 years old, settling in St. Paul, Minn. John G. Molin Construction Services Co. was founded in 1897, specializing in masonry construction. Today, the company produces hollow-core plank, precast foundation walls, precast, prestressed beams and columns, and prestressed structural wall panels. Molin provided concrete for the Malosky Stadium at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. www.molin.com